Today’s post is sponsored by Ace Hardware.All thoughts and opinions are my own and do not necessarily reflect those of Ace Hardware.
DIY Distressed TV Console Cabinet
I teamed up with Ace Hardware for their 31 days of color, and the color I chose? I bet you could have nailed it without even giving it a second thought…
Silent WHITE! You know how much I love whites and neutrals in general so this color was screaming my name.
When it came to figuring out what space or object I wanted to transform, I knew instantly that it was our TV console cabinet. I actually think that its original purpose was to serve as a bureau in a bedroom, but I sure do prefer it where it is right now, in our living room. The darker furniture matched really well with our previous condo but now that we’ve moved into our forever home and have a lot of neutral colors, I have had my heart set on painting this baby ever since we moved in.
I’ve never distressed or refinished a piece of furniture ever before and thought that this was a better time than any! Now that we live in our own home, we have been doing a lot ourselves and I am so proud of the things we have accomplished on our own. I set off to our nearest Ace Hardware store and picked up a quart of Silent White by Clark + Kensington along with some other tools so that I could get started.
What you need:
Paint color of choice (in my case, Silent White by Clark + Kensington at Ace Hardware)
Great quality paintbrush
Coarse or Medium Grit Sand Paper (for distressing and sanding down the piece of furniture before you paint)
New hardware if you choose to go that route (which I did)
1.) I sanded down the piece of furniture before applying any paint to it and then rubbed it down with a damp cloth
2.) I was told by one of the Ace Hardware employees that this paint was a paint and primer in one so not to buy a primer, however, I would advise just always priming first. This piece of furniture took 4 coats…..
3.)Empty out all of the drawers and set them up on a saw horse or table where you can paint those separately
4.) Apply your coats of paint (hopefully under 3 coats)!
5.) Take your sandpaper and distress accordingly. I had medium grit sand paper and wish I had the coarse one because I like a more distressed look and this was difficult to achieve with the medium grit!
6.) Finally, vacuum up the shavings from the distressing and add your new hardware
If you are dreaming about transforming a space in your home but find yourself without the funds to do so, make sure to head over to The Paint Studio to enter the 31 Days of Color sweepstakes for the chance to win a $10,000 paint makeover and daily gift cards!
Another day, another color to inspire your home projects. Every day in March, Ace is unveiling a featured color and giving you a chance to win a $10,000 room makeover! To learn more visit thepaintstudio.com.
No purchase or payment necessary to enter or win. Open to legal US residents residing in the contiguous United States and the District of Columbia who are at least twenty-one (21) years of age and who are homeowners. Sweepstakes will run from 3/1/16-3/31/16. Full rules located here: http://www.thepaintstudio.com/31daysofcolor/pdf/2016AceHardware31DaysofColorSweepstakesRules.pdf